The virus of politics is more dangerous than Covid

This is my third post in a row related to Covid. I never thought I’d be sucked into giving the damn virus even more airtime. But I suppose in strange times, you see the best parts of people as well as the worst. And yes, I’ve just used the term “strange times”. Urgh.  For me, … Continue reading The virus of politics is more dangerous than Covid

Smiling at cats in a Covid world

During this lockdown I’ve tried to take my four year old daughter to the local cricket ground every day. Once there we both enjoy it. A bit of fresh air and sunshine are very effective treatments for the sense of frustration and brain fog that continual working from home brings. It’s beautiful there, surrounded by … Continue reading Smiling at cats in a Covid world

Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

Back in the 1600’s, distinguished French inventor and physicist Blaise Pascal wrote “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” As some of you may know, I moved to the UK from South Africa during the early part of 2019. Life is of course different here, most notably in the realm of … Continue reading Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

Galileo, climate change and the case for debate

In the early 1600’s in Pisa, Galileo Galilei, a professor of mathematics, developed a keen interest in spyglasses, telescopes and observing distant planets. He got so involved in it that he made a conclusion which went against the entire scientific establishment of the time. Of course, this conclusion was that the Earth in fact goes … Continue reading Galileo, climate change and the case for debate

Three advertising books and the story of a world moved on

I’ve been planning to build on my humble collection of marketing and advertising books, for various reasons. Primarily to read them, of course. The other day I took all the ones I own out to see how many I had and to proudly gaze upon my not-so-immense library of knowledge. In amongst them were the … Continue reading Three advertising books and the story of a world moved on

North Sentinel Island and the Paradox of the Modern World

I try to avoid the news these days. ‘News’ as we like to believe it is not news anymore, but an interpretation of facts through the lens of the reporting entity’s worldview, beliefs or worse, ideology. It’s become a propaganda machine designed to make us outraged and sow division. It’s probably always been like this, … Continue reading North Sentinel Island and the Paradox of the Modern World